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Red-tailed Hawk: a portrait

Red-tailed Hawk: a portrait
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Copyright: Luc Durocher (Luc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS, canon tc-dc52b 1.6x
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 40 points or more - 40 puntos o más, Animal Portraits II, Hawks [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-04 20:55
Viewed: 6781
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Red-tailed Hawk: a portrait

I am very happy, my friends, this evening. Happy and tired.
I lived one workday as I like them.
This morning, at 9 am, I took the subway, then the bus, then I walked 45 minutes to reach a place which is called Ecomuseum (a route of approximately 2 hours). Like they say here:
The Ecomuseum is a private, non-profit, 11.3 hectare educational wildlife park - operated by the St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Society - where we can observe and study indigenous fauna and flora in their natural habitats.
It is a magnificent place for the photographers. Thus, I took photos, I ate my lunch, I took other photos (a total of 419 photos + 10 sound recordings), then I returned home at the 17.30 am. One workday as I like them. With enough time to think: goings there and back, 4 hours of route.
The strangest, in this history, it is I learnt the existence of this place on TN, because Serge Gagné posted a Harfand des Neiges photographed in this place.

Curious Facts:
Hawks are carnivores (meat eaters) who belong to the category of birds known as raptors.
The Red-tailed Hawk is the most common member of the buzzard hawk family.
The eyesight of a hawk is 8 times as powerful as a human's.
Like all hawks, the Red-tailed Hawk's talons are its main weapons.
The Red-tailed Hawk has hoarse and rasping 2- to3-second scream that is most commonly heard while soaring.
85 to 90 % of the Red-tailed Hawk's diet is composed of small rodents.

The information above was gleaned on this site.

I hope you like this Hawk, Tango.You can see the red tail here.

bikernjeeks, Fisher, ellis49, vesalius, JeanMichel, red45, Janice, carper, Callie has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To cafecrem: de la compassion ...Luc 3 01-06 16:37
To sandpiper2: you are right...Luc 1 01-05 18:04
To Callie: to give me more freedom...Luc 1 01-05 15:16
To ornis: marcher sous un vent hivernal à -10 C...Luc 1 01-05 07:59
To Jancie: Only very few of them ...Luc 1 01-05 07:46
To Fisher: orphan that grew in captivity...Luc 1 01-04 22:04
To rlortie: EcomuseumLuc 1 01-04 21:58
Camera datasLuc 1 01-04 21:10
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Excellent portrait of this beautiful bird. I love it how you've captured the texture of the feathers.
Very-very nice post. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Have a happy new year with many workdays that you can enjoy and be glad about.

Excelent portrait of the Red. They are my favorite hawk. Is this a refuge? Nicely done.


Superbe portrait Luc. On a l'impression que le plumage a été traité par les coups de pinceau d'un artiste-peintre de grand talent. Le sujet est parfaitement mis en valeur par le fond hors-foyer et la composition. Bravo!
Je connais bien cet endroit et tu as parfaitement raison: c'est un paradis pour le photographe. Merci pour l'excellente note bilingue.

Great portrait Luc.
Yes I like. Beautiful bird.
Very good sharpness, pose and very good colours.
Great work.

Spectacular shot Luc. He's really nice and sharp with great composition. Thanks, Don.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-01-05 2:34]

Beautiful photo. Great portrait. Good POV and DOF, sharpness and colors. Nice shot.

Cela a dû être une bien belle journée, Luc. J'ai apprécié votre note, personnelle et bilingue et ce magnifique portrait qui montre un rapace cruel sous un angle presque humain. Très belle couleur et détails bien mis en valeur. Le contour, englobant l'épaule dans le cadre est parfait. Quand retournez-vous à l'Ecomusée, si ce n'était si loin, je vous accompagnerais bien :-). Bravo!

Salut Luc!
J'apprecie ton portrait! C'est vraiment superbe. Je hesite sur les yeux: de quoi ils parlent; est-ce que un peur ou une firete dans son vue? Tu sais?

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-05 4:35]

Beautiful bird in interesting pose. I like its face, details of feathers and eyes, composition. Another great shot Luc! And great story - I also like days like this.

Wow Luc, simply superb. Yes I do like this hawk. And after your long day at 'work' you have this wonderful picture to show for it. Plus a few hundred more. I look forweard to seeing more of your work in the future.

Wauw Luc,
Fantastic head of this hawk, very fine details in this shot, good colours, fantastic sharpnes, great dof, well Luc your note is also good, fantastic job

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****

Luc this is a great portrait.
Just perfect.

Superbe photo Luc. Bien nette, bien cadrée. L'expression de la bête fait bien percevoir sa vigilance et son agressivité. Le détail des plumes est bien rendu. Amitiés, Patty.

Fantastic Luc. Very good capture. Great detail. Excellent

Tres beau portrait Luc !
le regard tres evasif de l'oiseau donne du charme a la photo.
merci du partage et de la note fr ;)

Hi Luc
Like you said, when one is late the other guys have said it all, so I never read the comments until after I have written mine. Sometimes it is uncanny how similar our minds work when looking at subjects!
I love this mug shot, this the slight, curved diagonal, if there is such a thing, the details are very good, the cere and gape colour and detail great. Well done!

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2005-01-05 16:26]

Great capture of the Hawk.Nice colors, sharpness and details.Thanks for sharing.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-05 17:12]

Luc, excellent composition. The bird has a powerful look, and you depicted it well. Great BG, sharpness and note - as usual.

You call this work, looks to me like you have had a fun day.
Very nice portrait, though my personal preference is to see the whole bird. I can't wait to see what else you've captured.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-06 1:35]

Great shot Luc and I am sure that I see your reflection in the hawk's eye. The portrait is sharp with excellent detail.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Hi Luc..How are you?
congratulations for your gallery, many beautiful shots , you made a good job..


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